In my last post I said that I've been away from my blog because I have been busy sewing, and I have. But there's another, larger reason: I'm angry. I've been trying to calm myself down and it's not working, so I need your help.
I like to reverse engineer things, meaning that if I see something I like I try to figure out how it was made. Most of the time things are SO SIMPLE if you just stop and think and look. This is the stem of my anger. I am angry at bloggers for creating such SIMPLE quilt patterns and then selling them. I don't want you to think that it's just one blogger, because there are lots of them and it has been happening for a long time. I finally just hit my tolerance wall.
Yes, I understand that this was your idea and that it's new and you have perfected the way to make it. Also, you probably spent lots of time with prototypes and writing directions and editing pictures. See, I get all that? But at the end of it, I STILL feel like they are just trying to make a buck of off some new quilter who doesn't know up from down or someone who does not have the ability to see the mechanics of a quilt.
Here's where it really gets sticky. I'm ok with clothing patterns because I couldn't come up with that! And I'm ok with patterns for softies, again, because that 3-dimensional sewing boggles my mind.
So really, the only reason I'm upset with quilt patterns is because I think they're so simple, but just because they are simple and obvious to me doesn't mean that for someone else. Do other people think it's blasphemy to sell softie patterns because they are so easy to make? Probably.
I have rolled this over in my mind ad nauseum and I'm still not happy. I know that I'm being ridiculous, but I think I need you to help me get over this hump. Please?